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Ski to Sea Registration OPEN

02/17/2015 - 05/24/2015 - All Day

Registration for the annual Ski to Sea Race from Mount Baker to Bellingham Bay is officially OPEN. The Ski to Sea Race is held on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend. This year’s event is scheduled for May 24, 2015.

The Ski to Sea Race is a 93.5 mile relay race comprised of teams of eight individuals, competing in seven popular local sports including downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, running, canoeing, road bike, mountain bike and sea kayaking.

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‘Mary Poppins’ at Ferndale High School

03/05/2015 - 03/14/2015 - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm at Ferndale High School
5830 Golden Eagle Drive

The Ferndale High School drama department presents  “Mary Poppins”!

Show dates: March 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 & 14 at 7:30pm. There is also a 1:30pm performance on the 14.

Tickets available at Ferndale High School.

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Elder Service Providers 20th Annual Caregiver Conference

03/06/2015 - 12:00 am at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa
4876 Haxton Way Trail

Join Elder Service Providers in celebrating two decades of support for family and professional caregivers at the 20th Annual Caregiver Conference on Friday March 6th at the Silver Reef Events Center in Ferndale!

The 2015 Conference, entitled Up Up and Away to Happier Caregiving  will feature the return of Keynote Presenter, respected author and caregiving expert, Wendy Lustbader;  whose rich experience and expertise kicked off the very first Elder Service Provider conference in 1995. Education and support for family caregivers of loved ones with debilitating diseases continue to be a focus of this year’s conference, however professional caregivers will benefit from the same information while earning Continuing Education Credits (4 CEUs) required by the state of Washington.

Plan to attend on March 6th, and register  now for this year’s exciting celebration of Caregiving at , or call 360-393-1974 for more information.

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Art Walk in Bellingham

03/06/2015 - 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Downtown Bellingham
1300 Bay Street

The Downtown Bellingham Partnership presents exhibits for the upcoming First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Bellingham. The March Art Walk is Friday, March 6th from 6-10pm

The First Friday Art Walk is a collaboration of downtown art venues, businesses, and local and regional artists showcasing the wide array of art and culture found in Downtown Bellingham. Maps will be available online at and at participating venues the evening of Art Walk.

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‘Sweet Sounds’ Dessert Fundraiser

03/06/2015 - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Squalicum High School
3773 E McLeod Rd.

‘Sweet Sounds’ is a dessert auction supporting the Squalicum High School Band in their effort to raise money so all of their students will be able to attend the trip to Boston in April. They will have door prizes, snacks, some wonderful music and of course some amazing desserts to bid on all for a great cause. Tickets are $10 dollars each.

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The Music Man at Bellingham High School

03/06/2015 - 03/15/2015 - All Day at Bellingham High School Theatre
2020 Cornwall Ave

A treasured and timeless favorite, Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” will march onto the stage at Bellingham High School for six rousing performances that will prove a delight for the whole family. This beloved Tony Award winner is the tale of “Professor” Harold Hill, a traveling salesman who, with his sidekick Marcellus Washburn, cons the residents of a 1915 Iowa town by masquerading as a bandleader. Hill persuades the townsfolk to pay him to create a boys’ marching band, including uniforms, instruments and instruction, though he actually has no musical ability and plans to skip town with the cash. His plan is foiled when romance blooms unexpectedly between the lovable swindler and the local librarian, Marian Paroo. A large cast of exceptionally talented students features a few in shared lead roles, giving rise to alternating casts (“Red Cast” on March 6, 8, 14, “White Cast” on March 7, 13, 15). The Music Man runs Friday and Saturday, March 6th, 7th, 13th, & 14th at 7 pm. Sunday, March 8 & 15 at 2 pm.

Tickets are general seating, $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and will be on sale at the BHS ASB office, Village Books in Fairhaven, and at the door. Advance purchase is recommended for this popular event.


Animals as Natural Therapy Fundraiser

03/07/2015 - 12:00 am at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa
4876 Haxton Way Trail

Animals as Natural Therapy is holding their fundraiser A Night of Mystery on Saturday, March 7th from 5-11pm. This gala is their major fundraiser for programs and the staff, and a time to share stories of healing and hope

Bid in the intriguing silent and live auctions! Solve the perplexing Horse Heist Whodunit Mystery! Take your chances in the unique and imaginative raffles! Savor a delicious plated dinner and incredible dessert! Dance the night away to live music from a Northwest band called The Walrus!

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Organized Bride Spring Bridal Show

03/08/2015 - 11:30 am - 4:30 pm at Ferndale Events Center
5715 Barrett Road

On Sunday, March 8th, it’s the Organized Bride Spring Bridal Show at the Ferndale Events Center sponsored by The Simply Organized, Pacific Party Canopies and Baker Creek Place. Get advice from over 40 of the area’s most talented local wedding experts, taste delicious samples of appetizers and cakes, and listen to great music.

Brides and Grooms may enter to win one of over $3,000 in fabulous door prizes, including an overnight stay, dinner & spa package at Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa. Ample free parking is available.

The $10 admission fee includes a delicious luncheon buffet by Memorable Events & Catering, belly dance demonstration and lessons by Flow Motion, and a bridal fashion show by Gown and Glove Bridal Consignment. Children 12 and under are free. A free .pdf copy of “The Simply Organized Bride” wedding planning guide will be emailed with every online pre-registration. Pre-register HERE. You may also pay at the door by cash or check.

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Skagit Fashion Week

03/10/2015 - 03/14/2015 - All Day at Mount Vernon Downtown
404 S. First Street

Skagit Fashion Week Invitation 5x6.875 version 2-9-15 new colors


Recreation Northwest Expo

03/12/2015 - 12:00 am at Best Western Lakeway Inn
714 Lakeway Dr

The Recreation Northwest Expo is Thursday, March 12th at the Best Western Lakeway Inn at 4pm. Bring your friends and family to check out the EXPO Exhibitors- the best and the brightest in the local and regional outdoor recreation scene. This is your chance to connect with the resources you need for a healthy year ahead. The Expo has some great featured speakers at 7pm.

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